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Old 11-14-2011, 10:59 PM
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Question Linux distros install but then don't complete boot

I have installed several Linux distros (eg latest SuSE, Mint, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Fedora) in a PC which also runs Windows 7 as dual boot.

All install OK and then reboot, displaying the Grub menu and then going nowhere (ie stopping on an empty, or coloured page, or one with a flickering prompt at the top left corner).

The PC has the Gigabyte GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H board, an AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6Ghz processor and 4GB memory.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:12 PM
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Have you tried LILO?
Also, do you pick both KDE and Gnome?
Are you using the latest distros?
Have you tried installing it alone on the HD, without Windows?
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:52 PM
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are you using quad core processor,not quite sure, but may be a hardware driver issue if you have downloaded and installed them the only thing I can think of that may be an issue would be a hardware incompatability or a corrupted download,espescially with fedora since it is the easiest install in the world normally and allows dual boot with xp no problem as long as windows partition is loaded first.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:53 PM
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What is the prompt you mentioned?
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